This week I had the opportunity to speak with Margaret Killjoy about
her new novella The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion, which is coming out on
August 15th from Tor.com. In this interview we will talk about how she
got into writing genre fiction, how writing has shaped her politics,
about the book itself, and about fighting a battle on a cultural front,
among many other things.
If you are interested, you can come to a book release event that
Killjoy will be doing at Firestorm Books and Coffee on August 15th at
7pm! You can pre-order a copy of this book from your local bookstore or
from Red Emmas, an online anarchist source.
On Monday, July 31st, people will gather in Greensboro at 9am at the
Federal Courthouse, 324 W. Market St in order to support Katie Yow, who
is refusing to comply with a Federal Grand Jury convening there to which
she’s been subpoena’d.
And here’s an update from Katie on what she’s learned about the fgj:
“We have now learned more from the Assistant US Attorney about the
subject of the federal grand jury to which I have been subpoenaed. This
grand jury is looking into what the government has described as a
bombing at the GOP headquarters in Hillsborough, NC this past fall. The
AUSA has also indicated that they are interested in “other people” and
“other events.” I don’t know anything relevant to a criminal
investigation of the alleged incident at the GOP headquarters. The broad
nature of the government’s interest in other information makes clear
the way that this and other grand juries are used as fishing expeditions
to attempt to coerce testimony on 1st amendment protected information.
This is one of the many ways grand juries are used to repress social
movements, and one of many reasons why we resist them.
Whatever new information we may learn about this grand jury, I will
continue to refuse to cooperate. We didn’t have to know what this grand
jury was about to know what we are about. Our values are long held, they
are nurtured through both triumph and incredible loss, and they cannot
be compromised. My resistance to this grand jury is the easiest decision
I have ever made, even if the consequences may be difficult. I will
continue to refuse to comply with this subpoena, and I have every faith
in my community’s ability to support me in doing so.”
If yr feeling it, show up in Greensboro on Monday to show support!
More information can be found at NC Resists the Grand Jury
If you are in Asheville on Wednesday, you are invited to attend a
workshop at Firestorm Books and Coffee (610 Haywood Rd) at 7pm entitled
“What Is A Grand Jury?” The discussion will be presented by the
Scuffletown Anti Repression Committee.
Keep your eyes on your favorite anarchist news source for updates on
resisting AmRen in Tennessee, which is going on today and tomorrow (7/30
and 7/31). For context, you can hear an interview that Bursts did about
this resistance by searching “AmRen” on our blog. Also, keep your eyes
peeled for information on resisting the far right in Charlottesville on
August 12th by following the #NoNewKKK
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